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Applied Life Studies 

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champalgn 

Departments of Community Health, Kinesiology, Leisure Studies, Speech and Hearing Science, and the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services 


ALS Welcomes New 
Alumni Board 




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High-Tech Health 
Care Solutions 

Community Health 

page 5 

lass Explores Adaptive 

Leisure Studies 

page 8 

Speech and Hearing Science 

page 10 

DRES Partners wit! 
Industry Leaders 

livision of Rehabilitation-Education Services 

page 12 

Message from the Dean 

1 of people have gone through our doors secure in the knowledge that 
they will receive an excellent education at the College or Applied Life Studies. 
We take seriously our role of providing them with that education, and we strive 
hard to give students and faculty members the support they need to excel in 
their learning and teaching. Fortunately we get a good recurn on our invest- 
ment because those same exceptional minds make maintaining our reputation 
easy. We are also fortunate that we don't undertake these endeavors alone. It 
takes the support of our alumni and friends to accomplish these goals. 

Over 1 ,200 individuals, corporations, and foundations are being recognized 
in this issue of the newsletter for their support of our College. But all of our 
alumni and friends are, in effect, equity holders in the College of Applied Life 
Studies. Your diploma serves almost like a stock certificate that, in a way, repre- 
sents partial ownership in this company we call ALS. And in this issue of the 
newsletter you can look forward to reading about some terrific returns on your 
investment, from physical transformations — such as the ongoing renovation of 
Huff Hall and the newly remodeled Exercise Psychology Laboratory in Freer 
Hall — to transformations our faculty and students are making in the way we 
think about health sciences and the quality of life issues that we all face. 

One way to ensure future success is to remain connected to those who have 
gone before and benefit from their expertise and knowledge. It is therefore my 
pleasure to announce that we have restructured the ALS Alumni Board. This 
group, comprised of representatives from each of our College's departments 
and divisions, is highly committed to helping advance the College among fel- 
low alumni and other constituent groups. You can meet the new members of 
the board in this issue of the newsletter. Their professional expertise and skills 
will be invaluable as we look for ways to improve our College and our relations 
with our alumni, and we thank them for their dedication and loyalty. 

We encourage you to join us for a campus event. Attend a lecture, be a 
mentor to a student, cheer for the Illini at a sporting event, or stop by to say 
hello to a former professor. Your participation is one way to watch your invest- 
ment in ALS grow. Our real assets, our students, are the 
true beneficiaries of your participation and generosity. 
We look forward to hearing from you! 


Dean Tanya M. Gallagher 

l^m The ALS Newsletter is produced semi- 
^m annually by the Office of Development 
W and Alumni Relations, College of Applied 
W Life Studies, for the benefit of our alumni, 
' faculty, staff, students, and others with an 
interest in the College. 

Editor: Kent Reel 

Designer: . . . Gretchen Wieshuber, Studio 2D 

Contributors Melissa Mitchell, 

Ul News Bureau 

Kevin Cooky, 

Graduate Assistant 

For more information about the ALS 
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The University of Illinois at Urbana- 
Champaign is an equal opportunity, affirmative 
action institution. 

Dean: Tanya M. Gallagher 

Associate Dean: Ruth V. Watkins 

Assistant Dean: Kristi Bloom 

Assistant Dean for Development/Alumni 

Relations: Sara Kelley 

Director of Budget & Resource 

Planning: Bill Goodman 

Director of ITAS: Amy Fahey 

Department and Unit Heads 

Community Health: Janet Reis 

Kinesiology: Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko 

Leisure Studies: Cary McDonald 

Speech and Hearing Science: . Ron Chambers 
Division of Rehabilitation-Education 

Services: Brad Hedrick 

Meet the New ALS Alumni Board 

The College of Applied Life Studies recently assembled a 
new alumni board, with representatives from each of the 
I College's departments and divisions. The College is com- 
mitted to building partnerships with those who have an 
interest in the University, share our vision, and who can 
provide a unique expertise beyond rhe academic environ- 
ment. The ALS Alumni Board is key to meeting this goal. 
The board will meet twice a year on the University of 
Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus. 

Our Alumni Board members recently shared their aca- 
demic experiences and it was inspiring to see how the 
College of Applied Life Studies helped shape each 
members life. If you would like to share your own expe- 
riences with the College, please send them to us! 

"As a graduate of the physical education program, I 
take great pride in knowing that professors like T. K. 
Cureton conducted pioneering research on the Illinois 
campus — research that made significant 
contributions to our understanding of health and 
fitness. Thirty-two years later, I find myself even 
more appreciative of their contributions and the 
impact they had on my educational experiences at 
Illinois. " 

David Bobert, BS 71, Kinesiology 

Retired, Air-serv Inc. 

Dennison, Minnesota 

"Dr. O'Neill and his staff excelled as a support net to 
the students, giving us constructive criticism, 
encouragement, praise, and tremendous knowledge. 
The students felt prepared for what would happen 
after graduation, though many of us stayed on for our 
masters because of the bonds we formed with each 
other and our professors. My years and memories at 
the University of Illinois are with me every day. " 

Karen Darner, BS '67, AM '68, Speech and 
Hearing Science 

Speech Language Pathologist, Arlington Public Schools 

Member, Virginia House of Delegates, 49th District 

Arlington, Virginia 

"My two degrees from the College of Applied Life 
Studies have opened more doors than I could ever 
imagine. My time at the University of Illinois exposed 
me to the pioneers and leaders in the school health 
field, many of whom I got to learn from directly. I 
can't think of a better way to start a career in public 
health 1 ." 

Laura Kann, BS '82, MS '83, Community Health 
Branch Chief, Centers for Disease Control 

and Prevention 
Chamblee, Georgia 

The new ALS Alumni Board. 
From left to right: David 
Bobert, Laura Kann, Saul 
Morse, Karen Darner, Lu Ann 
Walker Maddox, Harold 
Wimmer, and Dean Tanya 

"My ALS education 
provided me with the 
tools and confidence to 
not only tackle running 
a small business, but to 
advocate for small 
business as well. I know 
the communication, 
management, and 
people skills my education provided me prepared me 
to tackle business) many challenges. " 

Lu Ann Walker Maddox, BS 74, MS 76, 
Leisure Studies 

Co-Owner, Walker-Baker and Associates 

Harrisburg, IL 


"The excellent academic preparation I found at the 
University of Illinois was made possible by the rehab 
program. The most life-changing experience I ever 
had was to live independently and interact with 
students from all over the country. I would not have 
completed law school and had a successful professional 
and personal life had it not been for the 
Rehabilitation Education Program. " 

Saul Morse, AB '69 LAS, JD 72 Law, DRES 

Vice President and General Counsel 

Illinois State Medical Association 

Springfield, IL 

"The faculty in the Department of Community 
Health helped me build the foundation for my 25- 
year career as a health care administrator. I can 
attribute my success to the strength of the 
undergraduate and graduate programs in 
Community Health. The College of Applied Life 
Studies offers a personal touch to complement its 
strong academics. " 

Harold P. Wimmer, BS 77, MS 78, 
Community Health 

CEO, American Lung Association of Illinois-Iowa 

Springfield, IL 

College News continued on page 14 

Ap % - 4 2003 





Crads Hold First International Conference 

A program started by graduates of the masters in reha- 
bilitation program in the Department of Community 
Health held its first annual conference the week of Sep- 
tember 23, 2002, in Dublin, Ireland. The Association of 
Rehabilitation Professionals in Ireland (ARPI), which is 
the first international chapter of the International Asso- 
ciation of Rehabilitation Professionals, was started by 
members of the University of Illinois off-campus master's 
program in rehabilitation counseling sponsored by the 
University from 1996 to spring 1999. The conference 
began with several pre-conference activities, including a 
workshop on Ethical Case Studies in Rehabilitation Coun- 

Dr. Chrisann Schiro-Gcist, third from left, with members of the ARPI at the first annual 
conference in Dublin, Ireland. 

seling offered by Dr. Chrisann Schiro-Geist, Professor of 
Community Health and Managing Director, Disability 
Research Institute. Over 60 rehabilitation professionals 
were in attendance, including colleagues from England, 
Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa, as well as Ire- 
land and the United States. 

Since the conclusion of the Illinois initiative, negotia- 
tions are underway with several other American universi- 
ties for a second cohort. Potential University partners 
include Louisiana State University and the University of 
Wisconsin at Stout. 

The creation of ARPI marks the fruition of the goal of 
the University of Illinois initiative, which was to establish 
the profession of rehabilitation counseling in Ireland. The 
University of Illinois was approached in 1995 to consider 
such an endeavor, after the National Rehabilitation Board 
of Ireland (the federal agency in Ireland responsible for 
the delivery of rehabilitative services to persons with dis- 
abilities) had conducted an extensive feasibility study. Il- 
linois was its choice to deliver a model program to its 
federal and community workers in the field of rehabilita- 
tion because of our long and rich history of service to 
persons with disabilities. The Illinois program was the 
first ever to deliver a complete masters in rehabilitation 
counseling to a cohort of students who never "set foot on 
campus" until their graduation, thereby creating a cadre 
of professionals in Ireland and allowing the development 
of this profession through formal graduate training. 

Medical Scholars Program Recognizes Community Health 

Two awards were presented to members of the Depart- 
ment of Community Health at the 2002 Medical Schol- 
ars Program (MSP) Retreat. The winner of the 
Swartz-Flood Award for the best student oral presenta- 

Professor Karin Rosenblatt was recently 
elected to serve as an Epidemiology Section represen- 
tative to the Governing Council of the American Public 
Health Association for 2002 to 2004. The Governing 
Council votes on resolutions and elects officers for the 
association. The representatives advise which initia- 
tives the American Public Health Association uses in 
lobbying and influencing the government with respect 
to public health issues. 

tion at Allerton was Mickey 
Trockel for his talk entitled 
"When the Party for Some Be- 
comes a Problem for Others: Al- 
cohol Abuse Prevention on 
Campus with a Focus on Second- 
hand Consequences of Drinking 
Among College Students. " In ad- 
dition, Dr. Janet Reis, head of 
the Department of Community 
Health, was awarded the MSP 
Outstanding Advisor of the Year 
Award by the MSP Advisory Committee. Dr. Reis was 
nominated for this award by many of her MSP students, 
who provided comments on her exemplary skills of 
mentoring and facilitating student growth. 

Mickey Trockel 

Health Care Goes High Tech 

Melissa Mitchell, UI News Bureau 

With more and more households reporting access to home 
computers and Internet connections, activities such as 
purchasing products, tracing family histories and plan- 
ning vacations online have become commonplace. Janet 
Reis hopes one segment of the public — prostate cancer 
patients and their caregivers — will add another activity 
to that list: building skills to more effectively manage the 

Reis, a professor of Community Health at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is a co-author of 
"An e-Learning Caregiving Program for Prostate Cancer 
Patients and Family Members," a study funded by the 
National Cancer Institute through the National Institutes 
of Health. A report on the study, co-authored by Brendan 
McGinty, the president of Leo Media Inc., Urbana, Illi- 
nois, and Sandi Jones, vice president of business and stra- 
tegic services at Urbana's Provena Covenant Medical 
Center, appears in the February issue of the Journal of 
Medical Systems. The authors urge development of an in- 
formation delivery, training and support system combin- 
ing Web-based resources and a CD-ROM. 

"To better understand how prostate cancer patients 
and family members think about caregiving, we conducted 
a mail survey of 187 diagnosed individuals," Reis said, 
"inquiring about how well they feel prepared to take care 
of health concerns related to prostate cancer, and what 
they expect would happen if they took care of these con- 
cerns." Forty-five patients responded; all shared a non- 
terminal-stage diagnosis and had received radiation or 
surgical treatment at Provena Covenant's Cancer Center. 
Most were white, with the average age of 68. Respon- 
dents also included 40 family members. 

Patients and caregivers indicated varying levels of agree- 
ment about the importance of seven conditions associ- 

ated with prostate cancer — 
from fatigue to incontinence 
and sexual functioning. Both 
groups were polled about their 
sense of preparedness with re- 
spect to post-hospital follow- 
up care as well. "Thirty to 44 
percent of patients felt unpre- 
pared or very unprepared across 
the caregiving functions," Reis 

"The least problematic 
caregiving function was work- 
ing and communicating with 
family members about the can- 
cer (18 percent). The most 
problematic were watching for 
symptoms and knowing what 
the symptoms might mean (39 

Reis said the finding that 
most surprised her was one that 
confirmed her suspicion that 
an e-learning-based program 
could fill a gaping void that exists in post-hospi- 
tal, home-caregiving. Forty-seven percent of pa- 
tients surveyed indicated they would be interested 
in using such a program themselves, and 3 1 per- 
cent believed their family members would benefit 
from it. 

Testing of a prototype program began at 
Provena Covenant's Cancer Center in January. If 
that test is successful, Reis hopes a program can be 
marketed soon to medical specialists, cancer treat- 
ment centers, primary care providers and hospice/bereave 
ment units. 

Janet Reis 

New Benches for Students! 

Recent alumni of Community Health probably have 
memories of sitting on the floor or on the stairs out- 
side the advising office as they waited to see advisor 
Carol Firkins. No longer! The Department of Com- 
munity Health recently acquired two large oak benches 
that will accommodate students waiting to see the 
popular undergraduate advisor. According to Carol the 
benches are long overdue and are an attractive addi- 
tion to the hallway at Huff Hall. Early feedback from 
students is that they are quite comfortable! 

Renovation at Freer Completed 

In January 2003, the Exercise Psychology Laboratory 
moved into a newly remodeled space dedicated exclusively 
to exercise psychology research. The new lab, which is 
located in the former location of the north gymnasium of 
Freer Hall, consists of several elements including an of- 
fice wing housing graduate students, project coordina- 
tors, and faculty associated with the lab. Immediately 
adjacent is a state-of-the-art laboratory comprised of two 
testing areas, a data processing and analysis area, and a 
reception area for study participants. In addition, the lab 
has an exercise area used for training studies and ample 
storage space. Lab equipment includes ergometers, tread- 
mills, metabolic monitoring systems, and EKG stress test- 
ing equipment. The entire complex is networked via 
multiple high-speed computers for the collection, pro- 
cessing, and analysis of physiological and psychosocial data 
and the screening, scheduling, and coordination of ex- 
periments and controlled exercise trials. The lab is directed 
by Dr. Edward McAuley. 

Freer Hall renovation before and after: The new Exercise Psychology 
Laboratory has moved into a newly renovated space in the location of 
the former north gymnasium at Freer. 

Dr. Edward McAuley directs a student who is performing an EKG 
stress test. McAuley recently relocated his Exercise Psychobgy 
Laboratory into newly renovated space at Freer Hall. 


Healthy Schools Summit 

Dr. Kim Graber poses with former Surgeon General, 
David Satcher, on the left, and the current Surgeon 
General, Richard Carmona, at the Healthy Schools 
Summit in Washington, D.C. this past October. The 
conference was chaired by David Satcher, with Laura 
Bush serving as the Honorary Chair. Dr. Graber pro- 
vided a keynote address on how physical activity re- 
lates to an overall healthy school environment. 

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Research Update 

Professor Weimo Zhu has been 
awarded support from the Robert 
Wood Johnson Foundation to de- 
velop an E-diaiy system that will 
combine voice-recognition and au- 
tomatic scoring technologies to 
measure physical activity. The 
three-year project, Development and 
Validation of an E-diary System for 
Assessing Physical Activity and Travel Behaviors, will utilize 
advanced wireless and GPS technologies in its design. 

Professor Edward McAuley (Kine- 
siology) and his co-PI, Professor 
Karl Rosengren (Kinesiology and 
Psychology), have received notifi- 
cation from the National Institutes 
of Health, National Institute on 
Aging that their grant proposal, 
Activity, Gait and Efficacy (AGE) in 
Older Women, has been funded. 
This four-year project, funded at 
approximately $1 million dollars, 
examines longitudinal relationships 
among physical activity patterns, 
expectations, balance, gait and 
health status in a cohort of White 
and African-American older 

Athletic Training Program 

Dr. Jerry Bell (right) wel- 

comed alumni of the Ath- 

letic Training Program 

back to campus to speak 


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Meet Our New Faculty 

Darla Castelli joined the Department of Kinesiology this 
past fall as assistant professor. Darla's research interests lie 
in physical education teaching and programming. She 
began a line of research in physical education program- 
ming in 1999 and is currently involved in three major 
physical education/activity research projects. Darla is pi- 

k^^ g^ : _ j loting a new course titled Technology and Pedagogical 
hflkfjaflj I Kinesiology, which was first offered during the 2002-03 
academic year. She has also authored five multi-media 
CD-ROMS directed toward dissemination of best practice and assessment for 
the in-service teacher. Darla is interested in multimedia technology, weight train- 
ing, cycling, and is a big fan of college basketball. She lives with her husband of 
1 1 years, Mike, and her 7-year-old son Brian, who is in first grade. 

Standing from left to right: Marilyn Gomey, Marilyn Minneman, Carolyn Bechly, Jean Snuggs, 
Peggy Kell, Ellen Greaves, Barb Parrin, Barbara Schleicher, Alyce Cheska, and Connie Johnson. 
Kneeling in front from left to right: Linda McClenahan, Hilary Carlson, Mary Brosius. 

PEW Class of 72 Reunites 

Twelve alumnae from the Physical Education for Women 
class of 1972 returned to campus during the weekend of 
October 12, 2002, to celebrate their 30th class reunion. Sat- 
urday morning began with a breakfast gathering at Freer Hall 
where they received a brief update on the Department of 
Kinesiology by Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko, Ellen Evans, Kim 
Graber, Ann Pollok, and Kim Colantuono. Following the 
breakfast and tour of Freer Hall, the attendees watched the 
Fighting Illini football team defeat Purdue. After the game 
the festivities continued with a tent party at Huff Field. 



Bicyclologist" Addresses Leisure Studies Class 


Dr. Richard Klein, a retired mechanical engineering pro- 
fessor at the University of Illinois and self-described 
"bicyclologist," recently addressed Dr. Monika Stodolska's 
Leisure Services and Diversity class. Dr. Klein has formed 
a company called Rainbow Trainers, Inc. that designs and 

manufactures specialized 
bicycles that have proven 
to be remarkably effective 
in allowing children with 
disabilities to learn how to 
ride conventional two- 
wheeled cycles. 

Over the past several 
years Dr. Klein has con- 
ducted clinics around the 
country using his adapted 

training bikes, which utilize contoured rollers rather than 
air-inflated tires. The class, which explores adaptive edu- 
cation and non-traditional leisure services, was treated to 
a demonstration of the bikes and to a video showing how 
instruction progresses at a typical training clinic. In many 
cases, children who had never been able to ride a bike 
were riding conventional bicycles after a few sessions of 
training with the specialized bikes. At a recent camp in 
Wisconsin, the overall success rate exceeded 80 percent 
in getting children with disabilities to ride conventional 
bikes. "This program stands as testimony to the fact that 
significant numbers of children are capable of being able 
to ride conventional bikes," said Dr. Klein. "All it takes is 
someone providing the right equipment, environment, 
encouragement, and instruction." 

"Bicyclologist" Richard Klein discusses his specialized training bicycles. 

Healthy Rural 

Dr. Laura Payne and Dr. 
Kostas Alexandris received a 
grant for $330,000 from the 
State of Illinois Attorney 
General's Office as a result of 
the Vitamin Anti-trust 
Settlement. The award will 
be used for a program called 
Healthy Rural Communities. 
The overall goal of the 
project is to improve physi- 
cal activity attitudes and be- 
haviors by using a grassroots, 
community development 
approach to program devel- 
opment and community 
change. Youth and older 
adults will be the focus popu- 
lations for this three-year 

Joseph J. Bannon 
Practioner Award 

Dr. Gary McDonald (center), head 
of the Department of Leisure Stud- 
ies, presents the 2002 Joseph J. 
Bannon Practioner Award to Fred 
Hall (MS '65) of the Palatine Park 
District and Rudy Nelson (BS 72) 
of the Rolling Meadows Park Dis- 
trict. The award, named for former 
department head Joe Bannon, is 
presented to a practitioner who has 

displayed service and support of the field of parks and recreation at both the 
state and national level. 

Left to right: Fred Hall, Dr. Cary McDonald, 
Rudy Nelson. 

Meet Our New Faculty 

Carla Santos joined the Department of Leisure Studies 
this past fall as assistant professor. Her area of research 
interest is with the potential of mass media text and im- 
ages to influence tourists experiences, ways of seeing, and 
perceptions of place, host and culture. Carla's research 
usually follows two tracks. The first seeks to delineate the 
complex relationships between destinations, hosts, tour- 
ists, and mass media. The other track seeks to gain in- 
sight into issues of perceived cultural and historical 
authenticity. Carla was born and raised in Cascais, a beach town outside of 
Lisbon, Portugal. Her hobbies are surfing, cooking, listening to music, and 
traveling. She is also fluent in English, Portuguese, Spanish, French, and 


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Speech and 



Yairi Receives ASHA's Highest Honor 

Dr. Ehud Yairi, professor of 
Speech and Hearing Science, 
was honored with the Honors 
of the Association from the 
American Speech-Language- 
Hearing Association. The 
award, which is the highest 
honor the Association can be- 
stow, recognizes distinguished 
contributions to the field of 
speech, language, and hearing. 

Honors recipients are renowned throughout the nation 
and the world for a lifetime of innovative clinical prac- 
tice, insightful and rigorous research, outstanding teach- 
ing, or other distinguished professional achievements. 
Their contributions "must be of such excellence that they 
have enhanced or altered the course of their professions." 
Dr. Yairi has been a leading researcher in fluency and 
stuttering for over 30 years. During the past two decades 
in particular, his research into the development of early 
childhood stuttering has been highly influential, enabling 
researchers and clinicians to better understand the diverse 
developmental paths of stuttering and the significant dif- 

Lois Sanders Estate Gift 

The Speech and Hearing 
Clinic in the Department of 
Speech and Hearing Science 
will benefit from the income 
of an estate gift from former 
professor emerita Lois J. 
Sanders. Lois's generosity is 
a wonderful tribute to her 
and to the Department of 
Speech and Hearing Science. The income from the 
endowment fund is designated for unrestricted sup- 
port of the Speech and Hearing Clinic. "The de- 
partment is deeply appreciative of Lois's efforts in 
promoting the interests of our students and the 
continued excellence of the Speech-Language and 
Audiology Clinics," said Ron Chambers, head of 
the department. Lois, who retired from the U of I 
in 1 984, passed away on August 9, 2002, in Traverse 
Ciry, Michigan. 

ferences between normal non-fluency and stuttering. In 
2000, Dr. Yairi was the first recipient of the Research 
Award of Distinction from the International Fluency As- 
sociation. In 2001, he received the Distinguished Alum- 
nus Award from the world-renowned Speech Pathology 
& Audiology Department at the University of Iowa. In 
2002, Dr. Yairi was awarded a $4.3 million grant from 
the National Institutes of Health to pursue research into 
subtypes of stuttering. Dr. Yairi was formally presented 
the award by the Association this past November at their 
annual convention in Atlanta, Georgia. 

Research Update 

Dr. Ken Watkin, professor of 
Speech and Hearing Science, was 
invited to present at the Beckman 
Institute's recent iEmerging confer- 
ence, which showcases innovative 
technologies on campus for poten- 
tial commercialization. Dr. 
Watkin's project, Ultra-Imaging 
LLC — one of seven UIUC projects 
highlighted at the iEmerging conference — utilizes 
"microbubble" technology to deliver cancer-fighting drugs 
to specific targets and to enhance medical imaging. "Our 
drug-delivery technology targets cancer sites," said Dr. 
Watkin. "Our strategy is to carry more drugs to the tu- 
mor and release them at the tumor site." 

More than 100 people, including venture capitalists, 
service companies, and government representatives, at- 
tended the event. 

Dr. David Kuehn, professor of 

I Speech and Hearing Science, has 

been notified that he and Dr. 
J Michael Goldwasser of Carle Foun- 
dation Hospital in Urbana have 
been chosen by Psi Iota Xi to re- 
ceive a research grant. The national 
convention delegates of Psi IotaXi 
approved as their new long-term 
project Cleft Palate Research for Children, to be directed 
by Drs. Kuehn and Goldwasser. The purpose of the grant 
is to image infants and older children before and after 
cleft palate surgery, using Carle's magnetic resonance im- 
aging (MRI) facilities. One of the short-term goals of 
the research is to obtain dynamic MRI images of 
velopharyngeal movements, close to real time, in the older 


John J. O'Neill Lecture 

Friday, April 4 
1:00-3:30 p.m. 
Room 141 Loomis Lab 

Professor Rachel Mayberry 
of McGill University 
(Montreal, Canada) will 
speak at the annual John J. 
O'Neill Lecture on Friday, 
April 4, 2003. The lecture, 
which is free and open to the 
public, will be held at 1:00 
p.m. in Room 141 of Loomis 
Laboratory on the corner of 
Goodwin Street and Green 
Street in Urbana. 

Dr. Mayberry, who is director of McGill's School of 
Communication Sciences and Disorders, investigates criti- 
cal period effects on language development and process- 
ing with the goal of constructing a model of language 
comprehension that takes into account the factors of ex- 
perience in early life and sensory-motor modality. She 
examines first- and second-language acquisition of signed 
and spoken languages begun at varying ages and how this 
affects language processing and reading proficiency in 
adulthood using sign language, and by also investigating 
the extent to which gesture is part of the spoken language 
system. Her lecture will focus on sign language and the 
facility to learn languages, both signed and spoken, across 
the lifespan. 

Dr. Rachel Mayberry of 
McGill Univerisity will 
present the annual John J. 
O'Neill Lecture on April 4, 

NSSLHA Bowl Athon 

The University of Illinois chapter of the National Student Speech-Language 
Hearing Association (NSSLHA) recently hosted a "Bowl for Independence" 
bowl-athon in the Illini Union bowling alley to raise funds for the national 
NSSLHA Loves annual campaign. The money raised will benefit Communica- 
tion Independence for the Neurologically Impaired (CINI, Inc.) to promote 
awareness of communication devices available to patients who suffer from ALS, 
more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Over 90 people participated 
in the bowl-athon, and as 
a result, over $600 will be 
contributed this year by 
the U of I chapter to the 
national NSSLHA Loves 
campaign. Pictured from 
left to right are Erin 
Whitebread, Nicole Van 
Grinsven, Jessica 

Sheridan, Laura Rubin, 
and Jamie Cumpata. 

The lecture series, established by Dr. John Deck (AM 
'70, PhD '85) in honor of former Speech and Hearing 
Science professor John J. O'Neill, is used to attract out- 
standing speakers to campus in order to augment work 
offered in the department. Speakers and topics are selected 
based on their relevance to current students' clinical train- 
ing experiences and recent academic issues. 

Perlman Receives King McCristal Award 

Dr. Adrienne Perlman was named the 2002 recipient of 
the King McCristal Award, which recognizes distinguished 
faculty scholars within the College of Applied Life Stud- 

Dr. Perlman teaches courses in voice disorders, motor 
speech disorders, and in normal and disordered swallow- 
ing (dysphagia). Her primary research interest is in swal- 
lowing physiology and in the development of improved 
methods for diagnosis and treatment of oropharyngeal 
dysphagia. At present she has funding from the National 
Institutes of Health to examine the coordination of respi- 
ration and deglutition across the lifespan and as a func- 
tion of certain neurological insults. 

The McCristal Award was established in 1 987 in honor 
of King McCristal, a former dean of the College, and is 
presented yearly to one faculty member in recognition of 
notable scholarship and research. 

Adrienne Perlman 


Division of 


DRES Students Meet with Procter & Gamble, IBM 

Ken Bratland (left) meets with IBM's Ken Boyd and Laureen 
Summers of the Entry Point! internship program. Bratland recently 
completed an internship with IBM that was arranged through their 
on-campus recruitment program. 

In the fall of 2002, students registered with the Division 
of Rehabilitation-Education Services (DRES) had the 
opportunity to attend two corporate recruitment events 
for possible internship and permanent employment place- 
ment. The events gave students in DRES a chance to talk 
to recruiters from two major corporations and assisted 

DRES in establishing re- 
lationships with major 

"One of DRES's ini- 
tiatives is to continue to 
develop and establish re- 
lations with major corpo- 
rations and to help them 
to identify the types of 
necessary job accommo- 
dations for employees 
with disabilities," states 
Susann Heft, Disability 
Specialist with DRES. 
"By doing so, this should 
ultimately increase the 
number of options avail- 
able to students with dis- 
abilities regarding future 
Procter & Gamble hosted the first event on Septem- 
ber 16, 2002. A total of 1 1 students from DRES took 
part in informal interviews with P&G. Students inter- 

ested in applying for an internship or a permanent em- 
ployment position were then directed to P&G's online 
application. All majors were considered, however majors 
in Research and Development, Information Technology, 
Manufacturing, Finance and Accounting, Marketing, and 
Customer Business Development/Strategic Selling were 

The second major recruitment event included IBM 
and the Entry Point! Program. Ken Boyd (BS '74, Com- 
puter Engineering), the Director of Advanced DR Solu- 
tion for IBM, and Laureen Summers, Program Associate 
for the American Association for the Advancement of 
Science (AAAS), teamed to present information to DRES 
students on how IBM and the Entry Point! program work 
together. Entry Point! offers internship opportunities to 
students with disabilities and has developed unique part- 
nerships with IBM, NASA, JP Morgan Chase, and Texas 
Instruments. During the two-day visit in early October, 
Ken and Laureen had the opportunity to tour DRES's 
facilities and meet with staff members to learn more about 
the implications for effectively accommodating individuals 
with disabilities. Students from DRES were able to learn 
more about how Entry Point! works with IBM to provide 
opportunities for students with disabilities. 

"Overall, the planning efforts of the many individuals 
involved resulted in a positive experience for all who par- 
ticipated," Heft said. The Division of Rehabilitation-Edu- 
cation Services hopes to plan more successful recruiting 
events in the upcoming year. 

University Professors Examine Disabilities in the Workplace 

University of Illinois researchers Brad Hedrick, Janet Reis, 
and Mark Newsom, along with colleagues from North- 
western University, recently completed a research project 
for the Disability Research Institute examining the use of 
assistive technology (AT) to improve the functional inde- 
pendence of persons with disabilities. Currently, little is 
known about the extent of AT use in the workplace and 
its effectiveness in reducing employment-related barriers. 
The purpose of this study was to examine the impact of 

AT utilization on employment of individuals with spinal 
cord injuries in a variety of professional and non-profes- 
sional jobs. The study participants included veterans and 
170 University of Illinois alumni with disabilities attrib- 
utable to spinal cord injury or disease. Researchers devel- 
oped and pilot-tested a survey instrument that can be used 
to systematically investigate the impact of AT utilization 
on employment outcomes in future research. 

Read about new scholarships in DRES on pages 21 and 24 


Two Alumni Receive Scharper Achievement Award 

Two DRES alumni were honored wirh rhe 2002 Harold 
Scharper Achievement Award at the annual Delta Sigma 
Omicron banquet last November. The award recognizes 
DRES alumni who have shown unselfish and outstand- 
ing service to others. 

Daniel Dropko (BS 72, Music; AM 78, ED), who earned 
a JD from the University of Florida in 1988, has been the 
recipient of numerous awards for public and community 
service, including the Sustained Exemplary Performance 
Award in 1 999, while serving as Assistant Public Defender 
in the juvenile, misdemeanor, and felony courts in Jack- 
sonville, Florida. In addition to his legal expertise, Dan 
has also served as a charter member of the Mayors Dis- 
ability Council, participated in community theater as a 
piano player, and taught English to migrant workers. 
While at the U of I, Dan played four years with the Fight- 
ing Illini Wheelchair Basketball Team and was a member 
of the National Championship Team in 1969-70. 

William R. Boston (BS '67, Marketing) has enjoyed a 
successful career in the insurance industry, first with Con- 

tinental Insurance and later as the director of risk man- 
agement lor Dairymen, Inc., Kentucky's largest privately 
owned corporation. In 1996, he founded Outsource Man- 
agement, Inc., which provides insurance consulting ser- 
vices to clients including insurance agencies. Bill has been 
actively involved in community service for over 25 years, 
and in 1987 he was recognized with the Kentuckian of 
the Year Award from the Kentucky Commission for Em- 
ployment of the Handicapped. "I feel very honored to 
have been chosen as a recipient of the Harold Scharper 
Achievement Award," said Bill. "Many opportunities I 
have had have been directly related to the educational 
opportunities provided by the U of I Rehab Program." 

Harold Scharper was the first paraplegic to attend the 
University of Illinois. Following his death in 1950, the 
members of Delta Sigma Omicron and friends established 
the Harold Scharper Achievement Award in his memory. ' 
The awards are a tribute to the example he set for others 
with disabilities and are given in recognition of his pref- 
erence that the unselfish achievements and services of oth- 
ers be recognized above all other things. 

Daniel Dropko (L) receives the 
2002 Harold Scharper 
Achievement Award from Tim 

Joe Konitzki (L) presents 
William Boston with the 
2002 Harold Scharper 
Achievement Award. 

Ellis Lecture Features Spinal Cord Expert 

Last November the College of Applied Life Studies wel- 
comed Dr. Michael Selzer to Urbana to present the 2002 
Michael J. Ellis Distinguished Lecture on Disability Sci- 
ence and Practice. 

The annual lecture honors the contributions of Dean 
Emeritus Michael Ellis to the Division of Rehabilitation- 
Education Services and recognizes individuals whose 
achievements in disability science or practice have sub- 
stantially advanced the health, educational, economic, 
social, and political status of persons with disabilities. The 
lecture is funded through a generous gift from University 
of Illinois alumnus Kenneth M. Viste, Jr. (BS '62). 

Dr. Selzer spoke to an audience of faculty, staff, physi- 
cians, and students at the Pollard Auditorium at Carle 
Hospital in Urbana. The title of his lecture was Axon Re- 
generation in the Spinal Cord: What We Can Learn From 
the Sea Lamprey. 

Michael Selzer and Timothy Nugent converse after Selzer's lecture on 
spinal cord regeneration. 




New GAO Report Cites DRI Contributions 


The U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO) issued a new 
report in January 2003 chat is complimentary of the DRI 
and its research. The report, Major Management Chal- 
lenges and Program Risks, is part of the GAO's Performance 
and Accountability Series and calls the work of the DRI 
"vital to informing the debate over the long-term solvency 
of the Social Security system." It specifically highlights 
the following DRI efforts: 

■ Designing a demonstration to provide earlier re- 
turn-to-work services to disability insurance (DI) 
applicants who are likely to be found eligible; 

■ Exploring the paths DI applicants and beneficia- 
ries take to the benefit program to determine 
whether SSA might be able to redirect some appli- 
cants to work rather than a prolonged stay on the 
benefit rolls; 

■ Examining how the onset of disability early in life 
affects later employment outcomes; 

■ Analyzing and facilitating the transition to employ- 
ment of youths with disabilities; 

■ Assessing the validity of medical criteria as mea- 
sures of disability; 

■ Identifying the most salient job demands compared 
to a claimant's remaining capacity for work; and 

■ Examining the 
impact and cost 
of assistive tech- 
nology on em- 
ployment of 
persons with spinal cord injuries. 

According to the GAO, these DRI projects represent posi- 
tive steps the agency has taken to strengthen its research 
and evaluation activities. As a result, policy development 
issues that had been cited in earlier reports no longer were 
considered to be a major management challenge for the 
agency. The GAO suggested that the DRI continue to 
assist SSA through investigations of the impact of medi- 
cal advances and social changes on disability. The Insti- 
tute was described as playing a pivotal role as the agency 
develops a comprehensive return-to-work strategy that in- 
tegrates earlier intervention, including earlier and more 
effective identification of work capacities and the provi- 
sion of essential return-to-work assistance. 

In 2000, SSA awarded the University of Illinois at 
Urbana-Champaign a five-year cooperative agreement to 
develop a national Disability Research Institute. The In- 
stitute was charged with leading a disability research 
agenda that would inform disability policy. 

ALS Honors Comeback Guest 

Faculty, students, staff, and alumni met in Freer Hall on 
October 25 for a reception to honor the achievements of 
Illini Comeback Guest, Barbara Baxter Pillinger (ALS 
'56, Kinesiology). 

Each year since 1980, the Student Alumni Associa- 
tion of the University of Illinois Alumni Association has 
invited a group of distinguished alumni back to campus 
to participate in traditional homecoming activities and 
meet and interact with current students, faculty, and 
alumni. Barbara, who is nationally recognized as a lead- 
ership expert, was one of five honorees this year. Her sched- 
ule over the Homecoming weekend was packed with 
activities including a ride in the Homecoming parade, 
introduction during half-time of the football game, lun- 
cheons and receptions with student organizations, and 
dinner with both Chancellor Cantor and President Stukcl. 

Barbara Pillinger is an excellent example of the many 
contributions made by ALS alumni over their lifetime, 

Barbara Baxter Pillinger receives a plaque honoring her selection as 
an Illini Comeback guest from Dean Tanya Gallagher and 
Kinesiology I lead Wojtek Chodzko-Zajko. 

and we are very fortunate that the College of Applied 
Life Studies could be a part of her itinerary. She brings 
great pride to her alma mater! 


Homecoming at ALS 

Alumni, faculty, staff, students, and 
friends came together for a pre-game 
Homecoming celebration on Saturday, 
October 26. The party was held at the 
Rehabilitation building, which is just a 
block away from Memorial Stadium. 
Attendees enjoyed sandwiches, drinks, 
and door-prize drawings before cheer- 
ing the Illini to a 45-14 victory over In- 

[above left] Judith LeDuc (BS 70, AM 71), Tanya Gallagher 
(BS '67, AM 70, PhD 71), and ALS students Natalie Arp and 
Elizabeth Stejfen. 

[above right] Professor Ken Watkin, Ann Bannon, joe Bannon 
(MS '58, PhD 71), and Associate Dean Ruth Watkins. 

[left] Professor Emerita Alyce Cheska, ALS student Joe Vance and hi. 
father Bob Vance. 

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[clockwise from top left] Helen Browning and Bonnie Sprague; 
Professor April Tripp and her children enjoy the pre-game party; 
Laura Kann (BS '82, MS '83), Kitty Creswell (BS '84), and Jean 
Creswell; David Bobert (BS 71) wins a door prize. 

Katy Hill, former DRES director Tim Nugent, Karen Darner (BS 
'67, AM '68), and Tanya Gallagher (BS '67, AM 70, PhD 71). 


In Memoriam 


Robert Bilger 

Beulah J. Drom 

Martyr, A. O'Neill 

Robert Bilger, professor emeritus of Speech and Hear- 
ing Sc icnce at the University or Illinois, died at the age of 
76 on December 26, 2002. Bilger was considered one of 
the top researchers in his field, focusing his career on ex- 
perimental psychology and audiology. The research Bilger 
performed led to the publishing of several scientific ar- 
ticles considered to be landmarks in the discipline of au- 
ditory dysfunction. 

During his highly productive career, Dr. Bilger received 
continuous support for over 30 years from the National 
Institutes of Health to fund his auditory research. A num- 
ber of his papers are considered to be landmarks in the 
discipline. Many of Dr. Bilger's doctoral students and post- 
doctoral fellows went on to become leading researchers. 
His research excellence was recognized through numer- 
ous awards: a Jacob Javits Award for Research Excellence 
in Neuroscience in 1987; a Claude Pepper Award for 
Research Excellence in Deafness and Communication 
Disorders in 1990; selection as a Fellow of the Associa- 
tion for the Advancement of Science; the King James 
McCristal Distinguished Scholar Award from the Col- 
lege of Applied Life Studies at the University of Illinois in 
1993; and the Lifetime Achievement Award from the 
American Auditory Society in 1999. Also, Dr. Bilger re- 
ceived awards for best publication from refereed journals, 
as well as awards for editing from ASHA. In more recent 
years, he had been a member of a group at the Beckman 
Institute here at the University that received a patent for 
a new processing algorithm. 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Bob Bilger 
Fund at the University of Illinois Foundation to continue 
support for graduate students in audiology. 

"He was among so many other things a 
mentor, an educator, a devoted auditory 
scientist, a lover of language, a vivid 
and entertaining story teller, a sports 
enthusiast, an original and innovative 
thinker, a devoted husband, father and 
grandfather, and a caring and complex 
man who cast a very long shadow. " 

— Dr. Ron Chambers, head of the 
Department of Speech and Hearing Science 

Beulah J. Drom (BS '26), associate professor emerita 
at the University of Illinois and affectionately known by 
her former students as the "Teacher ofTeachers," died on 

January 17, 2003, at the age of 98. Ms. Drom attended 
the University of Illinois and earned her bachelor's degree 
in the former College of Physical Education in 1926. After 
receiving a master's from the University of Iowa, she held 
a variety of teaching and administrative positions at pub- 
lic schools and universities throughout Wisconsin before 
returning to the U of I in 1947. Her knowledge in the 
field of physical education prepared her for a career at the 
University of Illinois, where Ms. Drom held various teach- 
ing and administrative positions before retiring as associ- 
ate professor in 1970. Throughout her career, Drom 
positively influenced her field through the development 
of curriculums that became the cornerstone of physical 
education in Illinois and Wisconsin. 

"She was a pioneer in the fields of body mechanics 
and movement education," said Dr. Alyce Cheska, former 
head of the Department of Physical Education for 
Women. "Her interests included reading, classical music, 
opera, horses, sports, and travel. She spent summers in 
Nova Scotia, Canada, and remained in contact with oth- 
ers after her retirement through a monthly letter, cards, 
phone calls, visits — always helping others with friendship, 
encouragement, mentoring, advice, and financial sup- 

Memorial contributions may be made to the Beulah 
Drom Scholarship Fund at the University of Illinois Foun- 
dation to continue support for undergraduate women in 

"Miss Drom and her "red pencil" stand 
as an icon for all of us — not just for 
teaching and education, but for living 
and giving. " 

—Dr. Phyllis Hill (PhD '66, Kinesiology), 
colleague of Beulah Drom 

Marlyn A. O'Neill passed away August 28, 2002, in 
Urbana. Dr. O'Neill received her doctorate from the Uni- 
versity of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining the faculty at the 
University of Illinois in 1969, she taught at the Seattle 
Hearing and Speech Center; Diamond Head School for 
the Deaf in Honolulu, Hawaii; the California School for 
the Deaf in Berkeley, California; and was associate pro- 
fessor at San Francisco State University. She was an asso- 
ciate professor in the Department of Speech and Hearing 
Science at the University of Illinois, where she served as 
associate head from 1980-1997 and as acting head from 
1990-1992. She retired in 1997. After retirement she ful- 
filled her dreams of traveling with trips to Turkey, Spain, 


Illinois to Honor Pre Title IX Women Athletes 
with Varsity Letters 

The official start of varsity athletics for women at the 
University of Illinois began during the 1974-75 academic 
year. Before 1974 and the nationwide adoption of the 
Title IX resolution, women participated in intercollegiate 
sports in the name of the University despite not being 
recognized as varsity athletes. The Division of Intercolle- 
giate Athletics recently decided to award varsity letters to 
these women. Women athletes who participated in bas- 
ketball, cross-country, golf, gymnastics, fencing, field 
hockey, synchronized swimming, soccer, Softball, swim- 
ming & diving, tennis, track & field, and volleyball be- 
fore 1974 will be honored at a ceremony planned around 
several major athletic events on the weekend of Novem- 
ber 21-23, 2003. 

"These women played a major role in laying the foun- 
dation for our current varsity women's programs," said 
Athletic Director Ron Guenther (BS '67, MS '68). "They 
are 'unsung players' who deserve to receive the same rec- 
ognition as those athletes who had the opportunity to 
earn a varsity letter while they attended Illinois." 

The Division of Intercollegiate Athletics is locating as 
many of these athletes as possible. Any woman who com- 
peted in athletics prior to 1974 may be eligible to partici- 
pate in the program. You may officially sign up for the 
program on or by calling Coor- 
dinator of Special Projects Tom Porter at 217-244-2771. 
This event is a great way to show support and honor those 
who paved the way for Illini women's athletics. 


Important Dates in Women's Athletics at Ul 


"Club sports" allowed women to participate in intercollegiate athletic 

The Women's Athletic Association (WAA) was formed at the Univer- 
sity of Illinois. 

Women's Extramural Sports Association was created (from the WAA) 
to "maximize sports participation for all women students." 

Title IX was written to eliminate sexual discrimination in any 
educational program (including athletics) receiving federal funding. 

Budget for women's athletics was increased from $14,000 during the 
previous year to $82,500 for the 74-75 academic year. 

Athletic Association assumes responsibility of women's athletics at 
Illinois; women participants are now considered varsity athletes. 

Commemorating Visionaries in Women's Athletics 


In Memoriam, continued 

and Canada, to name a few. Dr. O'Neill was an active 
member of Delta Kappa Gamma International, Ameri- 
can Association of University Women, and Partners In- 
vestment Club. 

"Marlyn was an academic leader, 
nurturer of students, and above all, a 
peacemaker. She embodied the spirit of 
our department when we strove to be 

our best. Her spirit lives on in the ways 
that we embrace our young colleagues, 
nurture our young students, and teach in 
our most active and interactive style. She 
had a strong will, a generous heart, a 
gentle touch and a big sense of humor. " 

— Dr. Cynthia Johnson, colleague of Marlyn O'Neill 





Shinew Honored for Research 

Dr. Kim Shinew, associate professor in the Department 
or Leisure Studies, was presented with an Illinois Parks 
and Recreation magazine award for "Best Research Ar- 
ticle" in the Illinois Parks & Recreation Magazine Awards 
Program. The award came during a January 2003 gather- 
ing ror University of Illinois and Southern Illinois Uni- 
versity leisure studies alumni. The gathering was held in 
conjunction with the IAPD/IPRA Conference for parks 
and recreation. 

Shinew's article, titled "The Non-Dominant Voice," 
was published in the May/June 2002 issue. The article 
was based on her study of the perceptions of equity among 
African-Americans and Hispanics working in public rec- 
reation in the state of Illinois. 

The Illinois Parks & Recreation magazine gives out the 
awards to authors whose articles offer insightful opinions, 
ideas, and expertise to the 6,000 readers of the magazine. 
Employees and members of Illinois park districts, forest 
preserves, and recreational agencies primarily read the 
magazine. The panel of judges stated: "The study clearly 
demonstrates the failure of our field in addressing issues 
of diversity in the provision of park and recreation ser- 

Dr. Kim Shinew (left) receives the award for "Best Research Article" 
from Illinois Parks and Recreation magazine editor Ann Londrigan 
at the IAPD/IPRA conference at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago. 

Six ALS Scholars posed for a 
photograph at a recent 
reception honoring their 
eligibility for the James 
Scholar Honors Program. Left 
to right: Elizabeth Addison, 
Laura Helregel, Alyssa Illian, 
Abby Nickerson, Sage Tarter, 
and Joe Vance. A total of 17 
ALS Scholarships were 
awarded this year. 

ALS Scholars Program 

Private giving is helping the College of Applied Life Studies 
recruit the brightest freshman to the University of Illi- 
nois through a new scholarship, the ALS Scholars Pro- 
gram. Funded through annual gifts and from endowed 
funds, this scholarship was awarded in fall 2002 to 17 
students who met stringent academic requirements. Sev- 
eral students remarked that without the scholarships they 
would not be able to attend the University of Illinois. 
Your gifts make a difference! 

"The scholarship was a wonderful and 
unexpected surprise. I truly hope that 
many other students in the future will 
get the opportunity for that extra little 
bit of help that I received because it 
really meant a lot to me. " 

— Megan Tracy, Kinesiology 

"The ALS Scholars Program had an 
influence on my decision to attend the 
University of Illinois. I received many 
scholarship offers from many schools, 
but the University of Illinois was the 
school I truly wanted to attend and the 
ALS Scholars Program made that 
possible. " 

— Joseph Vance, Leisure Studies 

Spring 2003 Calendar of Events 

Thursday, April 3 
Friday, April 4 
Friday, April 4 
Tuesday, April 8 
Saturday, April 12 

Thursday, April 24 
Thursday, May 1 
Friday, May 2 
Thursday, May 8 
Saturday, May 17 

Student Alumni Career Night. 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Temple Buell Hall 

ALS Alumni Board Meeting. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 115 Huff Hall 

John O'Neill Lecture. 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Room 141 Loomis Lab 

Speech and Hearing Science Awards Program. 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Mini Union 

ALS Mom's Day Brunch. 9:30 to 1 1:30 a.m. (rotating sessions) Peabody Private 
Dining Room 

DRES All Sports Award Banquet. 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Park Inn 


Kinesiology Honors and Awards Program. 7:00 p.m. Levis Faculty Center 
Leisure Studies Awards Program. 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Holiday Inn, Urbana 
Community Health Awards Brunch. 10:00 to 1 1:30 a.m. Peabody Private Dining Room 
ALS Convocation. 9:30 to 1 1:30 a.m. Assembly Hall 

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contributions tu I 
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ending June 30, 2002. 
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The College of Applied Life Studies 
recognizes members of the University of 
Illinois Foundation Presidents Council for 
their commitment to strengthening the 
University's excellence. We are truly grateful 
to the following Presidents Council 
members who have provided significant 
lifetime contributions to the University and 
the College of Applied Life Studies and to 
those who supported the College July 1 , 
2001 -June 30, 2002 with an annual fund 
gift of $100 or more. 

The Laureate Circle 

Members who have subscribed one million 

dollars or more 

Marajen Stevick Chinigo (deceased) 

jerry and Joan Colangelo 

Chester W. and Nadine C. Houston 

Kim C. and Michelle Pollock 

The Pentad Circle 

Members who have subscribed five hundred 

thousand dollars or more 

Carol L. and William A. Chittenden II 

Ethel Merriam 

Robert E. and Kay E. Merrick 

Ruth L. Sandall 

Charles G. and Kay E. Stenberg 

The Centuria Circle 

Members who have subscribed one hundred 

thousand dollars or more 

John F. and Jean M. Due 

Merlyn C. Earnest 

Morris L. and Martha Z. Hecker 

Jerene C. Keller 

Leon C. Keller 

Lynda L. Koopman 

Wayne D. and Diane K. Paulson 

Lora M. Sims (deceased) 

Mary Ellen W. Towne 

Kenneth M. Viste Jr. and Jan S. Viste 

The Consular Circle 

Members who have subscribed fifty thousand 

dollars or more 

Jean E. and J. Theodore Arenberg Jr. 

Clarissa Adams Goad and Thomas C. Goad 

Burris F. Husman 

Rainer and Julie S. Martens 

Karen S. and James K. McKechnie 

Mary K. Peer (deceased) 

Theodore V. and Mary J. Purvin 

Malcolm C. Shurtleff 

William E. and Margarite D. Stallman 

Everett P. and Rita Campbell Weaver 

The Presidents Council 

Members who have subscribed fifteen 

thousand dollars or more 

Sybil Smiley Adelson and Benedict J. 

Joseph J. and Ann C. Bannon 
Robert C. (deceased) and Carolyn J. Bilger 
Stanley E. Birstein 
David L. and Kimberly Bobert 
Raymond F. Borelli 
Frederick S. Brightbill 
Jerry D. and Phyllis J. Burnam 
Elizabeth Trupin Campbell and Robert M. 

Susan J. Chaplinsky 
Judith A. Checker 
Alyce Taylor Cheska 
Jerome N. and Nancy B. Clauser 
Duane D. and Judith K. Cole 
Carmine Corsetti 
Lee A. Crandall 

Ronald H. and Barbara A. Dodd 
Jean L. Driscoll 
James A. and Yvonne L. Dyer 
Michael J. and Margaret). Ellis 
Robert D. and Mary Ann Espeseth 
Carl F. and Julia B. Faust 
John N. and Linda Harris Fix 
Tanya M. Gallagher and Kenneth L. Watkin 
Sylvia Wacker Herzog 
Annelis Strange Hoyman 
Phillip E. and Jo Lavera Jones 
Thomas L. and Louise M. Jones 
Douglas M. Karlen 
Sara M. and Keith W. Kelley 
Martin Koeck III and Doris L. Koeck 
John A. Konya 

Katharine J. and Edward F. Krai 
L. Bert Leach 
Judith A. LeDuc 
Ronna B. and Steven J. Leibach 
Carol F. and Robert H. Lenz 
Tina M. Marshall 
Sean Mauney 
William R. McKinney 
Ruth A. Miller 

Robert C. and Gwendolyn Mitchell 
Saul J. Morse and Anne B. Morgan 
Audrey Phyllis K. Mottier 
Robert E. and Mary S. Mundy 

Timothy J. and Jeanette S. Nugent 

Thomas B. O'Connell 

Jack T. and Kathryn O'Connor 

Jobe L. and Jacqueline Payne 

Kenneth W. and Shirley K. Perry 

Linda Obenauf Porterfield and H. William 

Janet Solomon Reis and Wayne C. Solomon 

Lois Joan Sanders (deceased) 

Judith A. Schaffenacker 

Chrisann Schiro-Geist and John Conway Sr. 

D. Lynn and Carolyn E. Schlansker 
M. Christine Wicklein Schwartz and 

Theodore Schwartz 
Ann Bulmash Selin and Richard A. Selin 
Mary H. Slaughter 
Robert L. and Bonnie L Sprague 
F. W. and Arlene E. Springe 
Doris Strickland-Collins and Edward W. 


Blanche). Sudman 

Mary Ann and David E. Tungate 

Lois Bolle Van Leeuwen and William H. Van 

E. Eugene and Janann D. Vance 

Agnes Radich Vldovic and Martin Vidovic 
Nancy Q. and Richard J. Walters 
James T. Wamsley 
Janie G. and Ehud Yairi 
Barbara S. and Robert T. York 


The following individuals are recognized as 
members of the Applied Life Studies Dean's 
Club with gifts of $1 00 to $1 000+ July 1 , 
2001 -June 30, 2002. 

Gold Chapter 

$ 1,000 and over 

Mary L. Bramer Estate 

John W. Deck 

Charles M. Elander 

Sonita B. and Ronald D. and Gaitros 

James W. and Joelle Gallo 

Chester L. Hager 

Joseph Allen Hemphill 

John Hill 

Laura Kann 

Arabella D. Massey 

Floydetta McAfee 

James N. Mclnnes 

James N. Mclnnes 

John W. Mclnnes 

Ralph J. Nagel 


Louis P. F. Nieper 

Dennis C. and Cheralyn Odelius 

Thomas W. and Diane P. O'Rourke 

Charlotte R. Simon Trust 

Bill Smith 

Silver Chapter 


Robert j. and Lynette D. Baker 

Judith A. Bukowski 

Harry Deutsch 

jan C. Deutsch 

Charles R. Doty )r. 

John H. and Claudia B. Holliman 

Donna R. Honnors 

Shauna S. Larsen 

M. A. and Catherine Madayag 

Mary D. Miller 

Marjorie P. Myers 

Lester T. and Barbara M. Pritchard 

Paul M. Ribisl 

Christina M. Ripp 

John M. Schmid 

Cathleen M. and Robert H. Shultz 

Audrey J. Smandra 

Kathleen A. Smith 

Gail A. and Michael C. Stolarik 

James W. and Rosie Wood 

Bronze Chapter 

$1 00-1499 

Matthew Adeyanju 

Michael D. Allard 

Barbara Allie 

Robert E. and Carolyn E. Allison 

Robert W. and Kathryn Lambrecht 

Jean Bagel 
Anne H. Bages 
Susan M. Bane 
Ron K. Barger 
Rhonda L. Barna 
Allen M. and Marsha S. Barnett 
Edgar L. Barth 
Dave Bauer 
Helen M. Bayer 
David A. Bedworth 
Robert S. and Carol J. Behnke 
Gerald W. and Barbara S. Bell 
Glen L. and Sylvia D. Bellows 
Michael G. and Debra Bemben 
John P. and Elaine Pohl Benisek 
Joan C. Bertrand 
William Laurence Bicking 
Shirley A. Brown Biegger 

Garret Scholarship Celebrates New Beginning 

For the first time in its history the Maxwell R. Garret Scholar- 
ship will recognize and financially assist outstanding student 
athletes who participate in the University's adapted sports pro- 
gram. As a 1942 graduate of the University of Illinois, Mr. 
Garret established a nationally recognized fencing program at 
his alma mater, winning 16 Big Ten titles and two NCAA cham- 
pionships. As a tribute to Coach Garret's remarkable career at 
Illinois, this scholarship was created in 1965 through the gen- 
erosity of students, parents, alumni, and friends of Coach Gar- 
ret. Although it was originally intended to support members 
of the men's fencing team, the fencing program ceased to exist 
after 1993. The funds are now being directed to benefit stu- 
dent athletes associated with the Division of Rehabilitation- 
Education Services. The first student from the Division to 
receive the scholarship was Travis Gaertner, who was recog- 
nized at a campus reception in September 2002. Travis is a senior majoring in actuarial sciences, and 
served as captain of the University of Illinois Wheelchair Basketball team. , 

Diana and Max Garret pose with Travis 
Gaertner, the first recipient of the Maxwell 
R. Garret Scholarship. 

Willard M. Boris 

Robert F. Botica 

Corinne A. Botterbusch 

Vernon C. Braasch 

D. James Brademas 

Rita N. Buczyna 

Linda K. Bunker 

Theresa C. Burgard 

Franklin Calsbeek 

William W. Capel 

Barney R. and Michele L. Cargile 

Mary Ann Carmack 

Elizabeth A. and Eric Chernik 

B. A. Cherot 

Stephen L. Cherveny 

Elizabeth A. Claerhout 

Joyce A. Clark 

Kenneth S. Clarke 

Jesse A. Clements 

Charlene A. Coady 

Susan M. Cody 

Harold R. Coldwater 

John W. and Judith A. Comerio 

Stacey A. Cornell 

James L. Coxworth 

Catherine J. Creswell 

F. Patricia Cullen 

Robert L. Cumpstone 

Glenna M. Dagley 

Charles Dahncke Jr. 

Cathy N. and Whitson L. Daily 

L. Karen Darner 

Alan N. and Sharilyn Schaffer Davidson 

Linda C. Davison 

Jill W. DeMichele 

Richard W. and Ingrid D. Dubberke 

Jo W. Duchene 

Marjorie L. Dunlap 

J. Hubert Dunn 

William and Josephine I. Ebomoyi 

Jon P. Edmonds 

Alan L. Efflandt 

Nancy Lawton Eisenberg 

Carol K. Enright 

Mike and Rae T. Farley 

Elizabeth M. Faulks 

Carolyn B. Flanigan 

Marana H. Florio 

Howard G. Foell 

Kathleen H. Forse 

Ira M. Frank 

Rhoda Lea and Henry S. Frank 

Judith Ann Franzen 

Harold J. Frey 

Gary L. Friestad 

Ray Y. Fujinaga 

Ayako Fukuda 

Clifton D. and Martha Fulton 

Albert E. and Pamela G. Fuson 

William T. Gabbett 

Barbara W. Gaffron 

Lawrence W. and Linda J. Gahan 

Regina A. Galer-Unti 

Daniel J. Gales 

Kathleen A. Ganey 

Dean C. Garstecki 

Richard C. Gassmann (deceased) 

Dorothy E. Gemberling 

Joseph F. Gerardi 

Berenice Gherardini 

Marion Turk Glazebrook 

Robert E. Glennon Jr. 

Carla D. Gordon 

Nancy K. Gore 

Gary). Gray 

Robert K. Gray 

Nancy A. Greenlee 

Timothy E. Griffin 

Richard D. and Teresa H. Grodsky 

H. Arthur Grundke 

Jon R. Gunderson 

Robert F. and Laurajean Guthmann 

Arthur R. and Mariann E. Gutshall 

Marian V. Hamburg 

Heidi M. Harbers 

Bradford A. Hartmann 

Edward W. Harvey 

Bradley N. Hedrick 

Bruce B. Herbert 

Emil G. and Minnie Hirsch 

Nedra N. Hollinger 

Patricia House 

Janet C. Hunter 

Regina L and David L. Hunter 


Pat Hutson 

Paul E. Ingle 

Paul A. Jensen 

James J. and Ruth M. Jesso 

Beverly D. Johnson 

Walter C. and Alice M. Johnson 

Mary E. |ones 

Kyle M. Kalinich 

Kathryn A. Karlsson 

Helen H. Kasper 

Edwin E. and Dolores J. Kehe 

Mary Ann Kelly 

Arthur W. Kennedy 

Stan P. Kerr 

Thomas M. Kerrihard 

Laura S. Kiedaisch 

Richard W. Kommers 

John J. Koslowski 

Margot L. Kramer 

Judith L and Richard L Kreiter 

Ellyn L. Kroupa 

Marvin J. and Phyllis J. Lapicola 

Kenneth D. Lawson 

Deborah Dillon and David Lightfoot 

Charles A. Linster 

Louis S. Lome 

Gail Kiefer Lucks 

Paul F. and Mary Ann Luedtke 

Douglas N. and Cwen E. MacCregor 

Lu Ann Walker Maddox 

Robert J. and Rebecca Secarea 

Lucille I. Magnusson 

Beyla and Stanley L. Makovsky 

Susan E. Malcom 

Virgil L. Malmberg 

Brucene B. Mangurten 

Philip E. Martin 

Pamela P. Mayer 

Jerry L. Mayhew 

Etta L. McAfee 

Jean A. McCay 

Marcia S. McDermott 

Candice C. Mcgafferty 

Phyllis A. McGinley 

loan S. Mclnnes 

E. Joan McKissic 

Stanley E. Messmer 

Charles W. Mettler 

Amy Cregson and William D. Meyer 

David C. and Ruth K. Mieher 

David N. Miller 

Jeffrey R. Miller 

Philip N. and Holly K. Mirell 

James A. Monteleone 

Marjorie E. Moynihan 

David S. Mundy 

Alton L. and Cheri S. Neiman 

Gary S. and Margalit C. Neiman 

Heidi Romans Nelson 

Clifford L. and Jean C. Netherton 

Ian M. Newman 

Daniel L and Constance B. Newport 

Miriam Nibley 

Richard B. Nolan jr. 

Kathryn A. Norman 

Andrew H. Olbur 

Steven G. and Lesley B. Olswang 

Gary A. and Ellen K. O'Neill 

Mary E. Ordal 

Gary P. Oswalt 

Judith A. Pachciarz 

Glen C. Paine 

Marcia S. Parrish 

Roland 0. Pearson 

Merle F. and Eleanor A. Peden 

Susan K. Pensinger 

Myrna A. Pfaffinger 

Nan Barrow Pillinger 

Dow P. and Peggy J. Poling 

Debra L. Porter 

Donald ). and Charlene ). Puchalski 

Diane Lucille Ragalie 

Roger A. and Deborah J. Reeves 

Vera Rimnac 

Paul). Ripp 

Cynthia A. Rittenberry 

Diane E. and John D. Rotramel 

Mary F. Ryan 

Kelly S. Schaefer 

Susan B. Schapiro 

Charles W. Schiesser Jr. 

E. A. Swede Scholer 

John C. and Carolyn M. Schwebel 

Elaine M. Sensiper 

H. Douglas Sessoms 

Fred I. and Harriet A. Shandling 

Jodi Cremer Shapira 

Charles 0. Sheridan 

Shirley P. Shive 

Darwin D. and Linda R. Shroyer 

Jeffrey A. Shuck 

Martin B. Silverman 

Carla L. Sims 

Robert G. Sjostrom 

James R. and Dolores J. Slaughter 

Elena M. Sliepcevich 

Darryl L. Smith 

Johanne M. Smith 

Mayme V. Smith 

Paul D. Sones 

Karen A. Spittler 

Edward J. Steele 

Jack M. Steger 

Ronald A. Stein 

Sandra A. Stelmach 

John A. Stoner 

Charles B. Studley 

George B. Stupp Jr. 

Carol V. Swanson 

Karen S. Tait 

Marlene K. Tappe 

James N. Taylor 

Robert E. Teichart Jr. 

Don L Thompson 

Phyllis G. Tresselt 

Robert E. Underwood Jr. 

Lois J. Unfer 

George F. and Jeanne L. Veenstra 

John R. Wainwright 

Stephen A. Walker 

Mildred Walls 

William C. and Ann L. Walters 

Marion C. and Marion C. Walton 

Roberta L. Wash low 

John B. and Ruth E. Weaver 

Lorrayne H. Weiss 

Raymond L and Kathleen Welsh 

Robert L. Whalen and Elizabeth 

James G. Whitlock 

Kathryn N. Whitlock 

John T. and Mary J. Whitman 

Linda A. Whitney 

Jonathan L. Wilkin 

Janice M. and Curtis M. Wilson 

Donald J. Wirth 

Susan Kostelny Woerner 

Raymond A. and Mary Worseck 

Qin Yao 

Thomas W. Yeates 

Alvene P. Young 

Robert S. Youngberg 

Earle F. Zeigler 


$1 -$99 

Anne B. Abell 

John P. and Mindora S. Abell 

C. Jean Aberle 
Thomas D. Abernathy 

Lloyd W. and Lela Carolyn Ackland 

Carolyn Alice Adams 

Jo Ann Adams 

Virginia L. Albert 

Mary M. Alford 

Nicoline G. Ambrose 

Frances S. Anderson 

Gail D. Anderson 

Sidney D. Anderson 

Kenneth E. Angus 

J. Thomas and Mary K. Archer 

Colleen K. Armgardt 

Donald E. Arnold 

D. Ann Ashley 

Lloyd A. and Mary G. Atwell 

Jeanne M. Auer 

Robert and Trenna W. Aukerman 

Les W. Auxier 

John P. Avallone 

Jo Anne L. Baker 

Keith W. Bakken 

Francine M. Balk 

Joyce E. Ballard 

Linda J. Barbara 

Francis E. Barenbrugge 

Alfred B. Barm 

joni Evans Barnett 

Norman W. and Mildred L. Barnett 

Barbie Baum 

Nancy M. Bazzetta 

Barbara Beam 

Carolyn J. Bechly 

John C. Beck 

Janice L. Becker 

Velma R. Becker 

JoAnne D. Beckes 

Donald F. Bee Jr. and Patricia L. Masek 

Jean R. Beggs 

Donald A. and Donna Behle 

Wayne E. Bekiares 

Shannon T Bell 

Juanita D. Benner 

Carol S. Bennett 

Mary Frances Berger 

Kimberly A. Bergmann 

Terri J. Bergmann 

Sue A. Bergstrom 

Richard C. Berry 

Sherri B. Bertolet 

M. Susanne Bhanos 

Thomas M. Billeter 


Richard C. Binder 

Joanna M. Bivin 

Thomas E. Blaze 

Stephen j. Bodnar 

Patti jo Boehm 

Douglas Boelhouwer 

Joanne L. Bonder 

Susan I. Bonner 

James S. and Mariana L Bosco 

Patricia A. Bowen 

Peggy L. Bradley 

Bruce F. Brantingham 

Thomas E. Breen 

Nanine S. Breon 

Riley F. Bridgers 

Gerald D. and Lois H. Brighton 

Lindsey J. and Dal M. Bristow 

Merle E. Brodie 

Shirley D. Brooks 

Mary A. Brosious 

Louise E. Brown 

Anita H. Brusnighan 

Anne B. Bucy 

Judith M. Budde 

Harold G. and Sonya C. Budka 

Robert H. Bunchman 

Catherine A. Burgard 

Ashley Y. Burgardt 

Kathleen A. Burke 

Peggy J. Burmeister 

Paula ). Burnett 

Howard A. Burns 

Robert B. Burns 

William G. Burwell 

Katy Bushue 

George K. Caddy 

Julie A. Cain 

Robin M. Campbell 

Clifton C. Capp 

Rodney A. Cardinal 

Hilary L. Carlson 

Jane Kaczkowski Carlson 

Jan L Caron 

Diane F. and Zane B. Carothers 

Janet W. Carson 

Jessica D. Cassleman 

Jennifer D. Castro 

Patty and Frank Cerny Jr. 

Kyra B. Chady 

David C. S. Chang 

Charles F. and N. Kathleen Chapman 

Lynn L. Chenoweth 

Betty A. Clark 

Mark J. Claypool 

Jerry E. and Rebecca K. Clayton 

Helen P. Cleary 

William F. Clifford 

Elizabeth Wendel Gift 

Phyllis L. Cline 

Ellen A. Coates 

Richard M. and Alice Cody 

Diane E. Cohen 

Robert E. Coleman 

David B. Collins 

Thomas Compton 

Douglas E. and Julie A. Conroy 

Richard A. Costello 

Betty J. Coughlin 

Lynn E. Couturier 

Victoria L. Covington 

Sharon L. Cox-Ponder 

Darlene M. and Phillip J. Cozzi 

Jean M. Creswell 

Phyllis T. Croisant 

Joshua A. Croland 

Ronita L. Cromwell 

Mark E. Crosley and Sheila B. Cohen 

Deborah K. Crotser 

Nancy B. Cruitt 

Tamara V. and Scott W. Currid 

Adrienne E. Dahncke 

Sally W. Daly 

Edgar R. Danielsen 

N. Benjamin Davidson 

Charles A. Davis 

Jane S. Davis 

Paul F. and Lori A. Delahunt 

Meg Deland-Owen 

Robert F. and Marthel J. Delaney 

Gilbert H. DeMay 

Richard L. De Schriver 

John R. and Helene R. Dickel 

Guy R. Dirkin 

William C. and Marianne E. Dixon 

Kathleen C. Doherty 

Laurie S. Dohrn 

Shirley Donnelly 

Virginia C. Down 

Lorene G. Dreska 

Judy C. Drolet 

Indira T. Dubsky 

Don E. Dulanyjr. 

Doris I. Posner and Robert W. Duncan 

Gaye L. Dunn 

Pamela M. Dunn 

Alice T. Dyson 

James A. Earle 

Elizabeth F. Easley 

James A. Ebbesen 

Paul L. Eckert 

Craig P. and Julia H. Eddy 

Todd D. Edge 

Laura A. Ellison 

Patricia Newkirk Ely 

Paula J. Enstrom 

Dwight M. Esarey 

Amy E. Fahey 

Ann Lillie Farrell 

Ronald S. Feingold 

Donald R. and Ruth Ann Coulter Ferris 

Suzanne Sables Fessler 

Fred M. Fibeger 

John S. Fine 

Gerald G. and Alberta J. Fischer 

J. Thomas Fisher 

Ralph T. and Ruth M. Fisher 

Ralph E. and JoAnne B. Fletcher 

Robert C. Fletcher 

Jo Ann Fley 

Victoria H. Flint 

M. Lorraine Flower 

Edward A. Folts 

Shelley H. Forrest 

Earl F. and Ruth R. Fox 

John J. and Jane C. Francis 

Bonita S. Franke 

Caroline Fyfe Freivogel 

Wallace E. and Phyllis Frost 

Brian J. and Laura Fox Fudacz 

Linda J. Fuehrmeyer 

Janet M. Fuller 

Susanne C. Furey 

Carl R. and Mary Ann Gaetano 

Julie A. Gagliardotto 

Sheldon R. and Gail J. R. Galster 

John J. Gapsis 

Michelle D. Garasky 

Upson S. and Olive T. Garrigus 

Sandra J. Garrison 

Ralph J. Gauwitz Jr. 

Judith A. Gaylord 

Amelia Gaza 

Cynthia S. Gebhart 

Susan K. Gelvin 

Christine R. Gerety 

Ruth H. Getsinger 

Raymond P. Gibson 

Becky L Gillespie 

Marjorie A. and Donald L. Glossop Jr. 

Carol A. Gober 

Carol Goodman 

Barbara G. Gordon 

Ryan Kyle and Tracey Ciccarelli Gower 

James H. and Dorothy A. Graham 

Russell 0. Graybeal 

Mary E. Gregoire 

Dolores B. Griglione 

Cynthia C. Groh 

Nancy A. Grossmann 

James W. and Jeanne F. Guritz 

Gary A. Gurvey 

Frances K. Gustafson 

Walter and Susan Guterbock 

Newman Guttman 

Peggy A. Hadacek 

Susan E. Hageman 

Carol A. Hajek 

Fred P. Hall 

Juanita L'. Hall 

Kenton A. Hall Jr. 

Molly A. Hamer 

Brad Hamilton 

Joan Hansen 

Donald R. and Kimberly D. Hardin 

Nancy E. Hardin 

Mary A. Hardy 

Therese K. Harmon 

Ryan J. Harms 

Monica H. Harnish 

Gina J. Haro 

Carl P. Hartmann 

Jean Hartung 

Aleita Hass-Holcombe 

Gregory F. Hatch 

Carrie A. Haupert 

Andrea L. Havenar 

Laurie Alban Havens 

Linda M. Hayen 

Kathleen M. Haywood 

Jean L. Heath (RET) 

Thomas C. Hein 

Patti F. Helfand 

Doris E. Henderson 

Ellen S. Hendrickson 

Betty Hendrix 

Helene E. Herbstman 

Everett L. Herden Jr. 

Moreland and Nancy Herrin 

Marcie R. and Joseph H. Herzog 

Martin J. Herzog 

Amy J. Hess 

Robert R. Hessenberger 


Heather L Hester 

William W. Heusner (deceased) 

Patricia H. Himrnel 

Robert W. Hinton 

Sandra S. Hipp 

Linda A. Hoag 

Barbara W. Hodson 

Robert T. Holden 

Harold Z. Holmes |r. 

Darold D. Hoops 

Ann C. Hoover 

Betty |. Hoskins 

Doris K. Hoskins 

R. D. Hostetler 

William L. Hottinger 

Brice Huddleston (deceased) 

John R. Huffman 

Richard B. Hyde 

Ann C. Ihrke 

Lynn C. Imergoot 

Karen A. jakubczak 

Jeannette Jefferson Jansky 

Stephany L. Jerome 

Virginia F. Jerzyk 

Jan M. and Peter R. jilbert 

Robert R. and Bobbie S. Johnson 

Michael F. and Pat Bartolacci Jones 

Philip A. and Kathleen R. Jones 

Patricia A. Jordan 

Arleene Juvinall 

Eugene R. and Tordis S. Kaamarek 

Judith B. Kadens 

Deborah A. Kahn 

Lucille M. Kann 

Debra Sue Kaplan 

Donald Karamitsos 

Stephen J. and D. Trotter Kasak 

Raymond T. Kasper 

Doris S. Kaufman 

Sidney E. Kaz 

Nellie M. Kearns 

William G. Keating 

Jonas D. Keliuotis 

Margaret M. Kell 

Maddie S. Kelly 

Judith Kerch 

William R. and Pamela Tawney Kesegi 

Jill C. Key 

Alberta M. Kinate 

Dennis J. Kistner 

Richard J. Klich 

Sandra W. Klitzing 

Howard E. Knapp II 

Lynne D. Knippler 

Kris E. and Tina M. Knox 

John A. Knutson 

Laura H. Koecheler 

Dana Doty Konneck 

Deborah L. Konow 

C. Wayne Korinek 

Robert Korsgaard 

Janet C. Krause 

Judith A. Krecek 

Fiona J. Kress 

Tiina A. Kriisa-Leo 

Lois Krizan 

Valerie J. Kroeger 

Phillip D. Kronenfeld 

Darcy L. Krulisky 

Sandra P. Kubbs 

James P. and Marie C. Lambe 

Raymond L. Lambert 

Robert Lanzotti 

Leanne R. Larson 

Christine E. Layng 

Susan K. LeCrone 

Juel Lee 

Renee A. Lehman 

Charles H. and Kathleen T. Leighton 

Lou Ann Lemaire-Pyle 

J. Patrick Lennon 

Corazon Leon-Hill 

Don J. Lesher 

Lisa B. Lieberman 

Susan M. Limestall 

Susan B. Little 

Robert D. and Mary C. Liverman 

Janice H. Lockwood 

Nancy S. Lohuis 

Joseph A. Lokanc Jr. 

Carol Ann Kostka Award Established 

A new endowed fund has been established in memory of Carol Ann Kostka (AB '87, English), a 
former Beckwith Hall resident. Through the generosity of Carol's mother, Elsie Kostka, the Carol 
Ann Kostka Endowment Fund will provide enhanced educational opportunities for students with 
disabilities through the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services. 

Carol's determination and perseverance were truly inspirational. After graduating from Riverside 
Brookfield High School, Carol became ill with rheumatoid arthritis, from which she suffered for 
more than half of her life. The arthritis caused destruction in virtually every part of her body, 
resulting in numerous operations. Determined to pursue her 
life's dream, Carol entered the University of Illinois at 40 years 
of age. She was working on her master's degree in English when 
she passed away in May 1988. 

The first Carol Ann Kostka Award recipient was Lauren Wille, 
a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering who was rec- 
ognized at the 2002 Delta Sigma Omicron Awards Banquet. 

"We are truly grateful to Mrs. Kostka and other generous 
donors who have made this award possible," said Brad Hedrick, 
Director of the Division of Rehabilitation-Education Services. 
"It is a wonderful way to continue Carol's legacy by helping stu- 
dents who are faced with similar challenges." 

Rosanne M. Lonsway 

Gregory J. and Jan J. Lottes 

Adriane G. Ludwick 

Karen M. Luetje 

Kathy P. Lundgren 

Edwin C. Lundien 

Timothy M. Madden 

Forrest H. Mades 

Patricia A. Magdziak 

Dena E. Maguire 

Sara M. Maher 

Christine M. Mahon 

Maya L Mahue-Giangreco 

Harry J. Maiberger 

Mina Maish 

Michael P. Makeever 

Robert 0. Malm 

Brenda P. Mann 

Perry James Manos 

Judith A. Marchesi 

Colleen ). Marks 

Barbara B. Marsh 

Daniel M. Matthews 

Bruce L. Maurer 

Barry R. May 

Donald M. and Sylvia Jean May 

Marty May 

James A. Mayer 

Loretta M. Mayer 

David H. and Beverly T. Mayhak 

Robert E. and Grace L. McAdam 

Kevin McCandless 

Eva H. McCormick 

Gene R. McDonald 

Kathy M. McGreal 

Laurene Hanlon McHatton 

Robert G. McKinnon 

Donna F. McPherson 

Susan L. McVicker 

Maryellen Mech 

Sylvia A. Meek 

Stephen G. Megginson 

Thomas 0. Meinhardt 

Helen M. Melnick 

Muriel M. Merriman 

Juanita M. Meunier 

Anne M. Meyer 

Barbara H. Meyer 

Peggy L Meyer 

Larry J. Meyers 

Genevieve G. Michael 

Arthur R. and Gretchen L. Michaely 

Bruce A. and |an Miller 


Deborah A. Miller 

Elizabeth G. Miller 

Maurice E. Miller 

Frederick E. Mills 

Mason R. and Constance N. Minnes 

Patricia M. Mitchell 

Michael J. Monell 

Carl R. Moore 

Evelyn M. Moore 

Linda K. Morgan 

Eleanor I. Muck 

Stephen B. and Nancy Mueller 

Michael C. and Patricia A. Mueth 

Jean Mullen 

John J. Murray 

Marshall C. and June E. Mussay 

Barbara ). Mutz 

Mark K. Myers 

Steven B. Nasatir 

Carol W. Neff 

Heather P. Nelson 

Todd A. and Jane M. Nelson 

James Neutens 

Jill F. Nilsen 

Ruth W. Nitsche 

Kent A. and Bonnie W. Noble 

Constance j. Noggle 

Eugene R. Norris 

Winifred M. Norton (deceased) 

Lola L. Nosker 

Mae Nunnery-Donaldson 

Kaye E. Nye 

Kaye 0. Obalil 

Jeraldine Young Oborn 

Nancy S. Odell 

Tammy L. Oertel 

Patricia S. Olsen 

Robert Paul Olson 

Florence M. Panko 

June Pantaleone 

Thomas and Joellen Parsons 

Eldon C. Partridge 

Susan Whfteley Passmore 

Darrell C. Patterson 

Patricia M. Pavlis 

Richard S. Pawlow 

Donald W. Peck 

Jose G. and Yolanda Vazquez Pedroza 

Dorothy A. Holston Pedtke 

John L. Perring 

Wilma J. Pesavento 

Lilia E. and Ronald J. Peters 

Susan J. Peters 

Terryl A. Peterson 

Linda M. Petlichkoff 

Thomas R. Pettit 

Karen H. Phelps 

Jorgen C. Phillips 

Richard W. Pilkington 

Fontaine C. Piper 

Christine J. Pletcher 

Kathryn H. Plunkett 

Brian A. Podraza 

Carol Lynn Poffenberger 

Michael D. and Susan Pollack 

Beverlee J. Pomplun 

Kent F. Potter 

Leonore Faulds Potter 

Kathleen W. Presgrove 

Carol F. Pullen 

Dwight W. Pulsfus 

Elizabeth J. and Tom Ragouzis 

Roscoe Randell 

Don Howard Rapp 

David Lee and Jan Mason Rauk 

Kent M. Reel 

Cheryl V. Reeves 

Jean D. Reeves 

William F. Reker 

Gerald L. and Esther E. Rice 

Robert A. Rich 

Jill B. Richey 

Richard N. Robertson and Lucy Mead 

Enid B. Rosenblatt 

William A. and Sara G. Rowden 

Marcia A. Rubin 

Jeffrey A. Rupp 

Frances Miles Rush 

Sue S. Safir 

Lucinn T Sams 

Douglas M. Sasso 

Debra j. Savage 

Anthony S. Scarcelli 

Kathleen C. Scheltens 

Paul L. Scher 

Marilyn K. Schmalz 

Charlene L. Schmerbauch 

Maximilian J. Schmid 

Leonard R. Schmidt 

Robert L. and Mary Ellen Schroeder 

James T and Elizabeth B. Schuldt 

Bette D. Schuster 

Eunice E. Scott 

Jennifer A. Scott 

Richard L. Scott 

Jo A. Scudamore 

Carol Hubbard Seery 

Judith M. Seidband 

Martha M. Seif 

Florence E. Sexton 

Rebecca Sheridan 

Marilyn E. Shewan 

Carole J. Shneider 

Samuel B. Shoor 

Douglas D. Shull 

Darren D. Siedschlag 

Marilyn Siegel 

Virginia P. Siegle 

Edward M. Sievers 

Stanley Silver 

Beverly F. Simmons 

Robert L. and Geralyn K. Singer 

James R. Slagle 

Edward L. Sloniger 

Phillip S. Slotsky 

Erwin Small 

Jan Smid 

Lawrence K. and Rachel A. Smiley 

Ann L. Smiley-Oyen 

Becky J. Smith 

Carolyn A. Smith 

Stephen L. Smith 

Victor L. Smith 

Linda A. Snider 

James L. Solenberger 

Marian K. Solleder 

Gary S. Sorock 

Sara B. Sowersby 

Eugene J. Spannenberg 

Anne F. Spier 

Judith A. Spires 

Benjamin J. Stacey 

Helen M. Stafford 

Donald Wayne and Lois B. Staggs 

Walter T. Stancy 

Virginia E. Stanislaw 

Charles J. and Kelly L. Stanke 

Betty j. M. Starks 

Doris C. Steffy 

Carol Hamilton Steinman 

Donald K. Steinmetz 

Suzanne H. Stern 

Zelda Stern 

Marlyn Ligner Steury 

Don and Barbara A. Stevens 

Harry E. and Martha B. Stewart 

Donald B. and Marilyn M. Stone 

Robert K. Stone 

Ronald G. Stopka 

Roy M. and Joan T. Strom 

Teresa A. Stuttle 

Charles and Deborah Suarez 

Stanley P. and Jill Summers (deceased) 

Mary L. Sundin 

Linda M. Sustich 

Marlene J. Svab 

Barbara C. Swain 

Sidney B. Sward 

Richard J. Sygulla 

Steve D. Szabo 

Sonia Szczesniak 

Robert A. Tacy Sr. 

Joseph A. Tanny 

Juanita Taylor 

Dorothy M. Teague 

Mary Beth Thaman 

Janice R. Thorn 

Richard L. Thomas 

Carol A. Thompson 

Janette M. Thompson 

Margaret M. Thompson 

Raymond R. and Janet T Thonn 

Donna H. Thorp 

John B. and Eleanor A. Thune 

J. Edward Tichenor 

Kenneth G. Tillman 

William A. and Clare W. Titus 

Jessica L. Tovrog 

Bonniejean Trexler 

Jeffrey C. Trigger 

Arthur J. Trybek 

Karen L. Trybek-Most 

Grace Tsao 

Laura K. Tukey 

Timothy A. and Julie A. Turcich 

Lucille Turigliatto 

Albert E. Turner 

Forrest A. Turner 

Judith A. Turner 

James G. and Louise G. Turpin 

Melanie A. Tyner-Wilson 

Don H. and Janet M. Upton 

Donald J. Urbauer 

Joy C. Valentine 

Mary E. Van Arsdale 

Dora E. Vandine 

Martha E. Van Horn 

Peggy M. and Peter J. Ventrelli 

Lynn E. Verhageu 

Mary Jane Vest 

Dorothy D. Vick 

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Patricia A. Barbalunga (BS 71, Kinesiology), of 
Pittsficld, Massachusetts, was recently named Massachusetts 
Defense Lawyer of the Year at the annual meeting of the 

Massachusetts Defense Lawyers Association in Boston. 
Barbalunga has been a partner in the firm of Moriarty, 
Donoghue Si Leja, B.C. in Springfield, MA, since 1987. For 
the past 23 years she has been involved in litigation in all 
courts with a concentration in insurance defense. She has 
been a guest speaker for numerous organizations such as the 
Massachusetts Teachers Conference, the National Organi- 
zation for Women, the American Northeastern Athletic 
Conference and was a guest presenter on ABC's "Good 
Morning America." 

James S. BOSCO (MS '52, PhD '62, Kinesiology) of Santa 
Cruz, California, recently competed in the World Masters 
Games in the Sport of Badminton. He represented the USA, 
winning the gold medal with his team, "The Featherdusters," 
as well as gold medals in men's singles, men's doubles and 
mixed doubles. The Games were held in Melbourne, Aus- 
tralia. Dr. Bosco is a retired professor emeritus from the De- 
partment of Kinesiology at California State University, 

Al Bowman (PhD 79, Speech and Hearing 
Science) has been appointed Interim President of 
Illinois State University effective June 1, 2003. 
"The Illinois State University Board of Trustees 
unanimously feel that Dr. Bowman has provided 
exemplary leadership for Illinois State during an 
extraordinarily challenging period," said Board 
Chair William Sulaski. "We also appreciated re- 
ceiving a great deal of input from the campus com- 
munity — much of it in support of Dr. Bowman." 

Bowman has been a member of the Speech Pathology and 
Audiology faculty for 24 years. He was appointed depart- 
ment chair in 1 994. He earned his PhD in speech pathology 
from the University in Illinois in 1979. 

John Deck (AM 70, PhD '85; Speech and Hear- 
ing Science) recently received the Secretary 2002 
Hands and Heart Award for the VA Medical Cen- 
ter in Indianapolis, Indiana. The award recognizes 
individuals whose dedication to veterans is marked 
by the highest standards in patient care. Anthony 
J. Principi, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, presented 
Deck with the award, stating that the "distin- 
guished honor is for commitment, expert knowl- 
edge and dedication in providing quality health care to our 

Jon C. Donlon (MS '91, PhD '95, Leisure Studies), a 
resident of Baton Rouge and an expert in cultural and heri- 
tage tourism, has been asked to prepare an entry describing 
the history and culture of "Plantations" for the upcoming 
three-volume Encyclopedia a/Community (Berkshire Publish- 
ing). These publications are to be edited by more than a 
dozen scholars. Dr. Donlon also is co-owner of Donlon and 
Donlon Consultants located in Baton Rouge. His wife 
Jocelyn Donlon (PhD '93, LAS) earned a PhD at the 
University of Illinois and is working with Jon to research 
depression-era murals in Louisiana for the Department of 
Culture, Recreation, and Tourism. 

Phillip E. Froehlich (BS 75, Ki- 
nesiology) was recently announced as 
the President and Chief Operating 
Officer of Leisure Resorts Corpora- 
tion, a subsidiary of Leisure Indus- 
tries Corporation of America. Leisure 
Resorts Corporation handles its par- 
ent corporation's vacation interval 
resort operations throughout the 
United States. Phillip previously served as General Manager 
of the San Diego Area Radisson Hotel and the Holiday Inn 
Select, both located in Mission Valley. His 26 years of expe- 
rience in the hospitality industry developed his expertise in 
operations, revenue enhancement, and general management 
of multiple resort properties. 

Kelly Handel (BS '01, Kinesiol- 
ogy) earned a spot on the USA 
Triathlon National Select Team. 
Kelly will train at the U.S. Olympic 
Training Center in Colorado Springs, 
where she will be residing for the next 
year. Handel won the 2002 Pan Am 
Championship in Rio de Janeiro and 
took third at the ITU points race in 
Boston. Her successful 2002 year also included qualifying 
for the 2002 ITU World Triathlon Championships, where 
she placed 43 rd . 

Barry C. McKeown (PhD 79, 
Kinesiology), professor and chair of 
the Department of Kinesiology at 
The University ofTexas at Arlington, 
was named the 2002 Minnie G. 
Stevens Piper Professor for outstand- 
ing scholarly and academic. The Piper 
Professorship is awarded to tenured 
or tenure-track members of faculty, 
and is intended to identify and honor effective and dedi- 
cated teachers in the state ofTexas. 

Robert "Skip" Valois (MS 80, 

PhD '85, Community Health) had a 
very successful 2002 as his dedication 
to the field of health was recognized 
by several professional and academic 
organizations. Skip was first honored 
as the 2002 AAHE Scholar by the 
American Association for Health 
Education. The award recognizes 
those who publish and present top- 
ics in health consistently over a number of years as well as 
make significant contributions to health education research. 

Valois was also elected a fellow by The American Academy 
of Health Behavior (AAHB) and earned the James A. Keith 
Excellence in Teaching Award from the Arnold School of 
Public Health at the University of South Carolina. He is 
currently a full professor of Health and Adjunct Professor of 
Family and Preventative Medicine at the University of South 
Carolina. During his free time Robert enjoys following the 
current success of the Illini men's basketball team. 

Gifts, continued 

Aurora S. Villacorta 

Elaine M. Vitello 

Dorothy E. Vitter 

Mary Kathryn Wallace 

Michael W. Walters 

Thomas ). and Jeanne A. Ward 

Larry Warshawsky 

Lorraine R. Wax 

Ruth C. Webb 

Max L. and Kathryn M. Webel 

Judy C. and Larry D. Weiler 

Donna M. Weisinger 

Raymond A. Weiss 

Betty and John Wellbaum 

Linda A. Welsh 

Cina T. Weltman 

Wallace Wesley 

Warren K. and Lois M. Wessels 

Nancy L. Westefer 

William D. and Jane E. White 

James B. Whiteside 

David D. and Joanne E. Wickersham 

Eugene C. Wicks 

Bruce B. and Cheryl M. Wiemer 

Carrie J. Wlkerson 

Marjorie C. and Lloyd Wilkey 

David A. and Ellen Grabow Willcox 

Brenda M. Wilson 

Marsha L. Winkelmann 

John P. A. and Julie A. Winterhalder 

David M. Wishart 

Cheryl A. Wittier 

Donald K. Wttzig 

John F. Wiza 

Steven C. Wohlwend 

Valorie I. Wolcott-Mendelson 

Robert E. and Julia Q. Wolf 

Arnold Wolochuk 

ALS New Student BBQ 

Over 170 students attended the annual "New Student Barbecue" 
at Huff Field last fall. The event is a chance for new students to 
come together with ALS faculty and staff, while enjoying a vari- 
ety of delicious (and free!) food. 

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Abbott Laboratories Fund 
American Alliance For Health, Physical 
Education, Recreation and Dance 
American Express Foundation 
The Boeing Matching Gift Program 
Bridgestone/Firestone, Inc. 
Carmen Morris & Associates, Inc. 
Caterpillar Foundation 

Central Illinois Tourism Development 

Chittenden Family Foundation 
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Connor Sports Flooring Corporation 
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Lockheed Martin Corporation 

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Oklahoma City Community Foundation, 

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Raytheon Company 

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Foundation II 

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 

Rolling Meadows Park District 

St. Mary's Hospital 

The San Diego Foundation Sybil and B. 
J. Adelson Fund 

Shell Oil Company Foundation 

Siemens Information and 

Communication Networks, Inc. 

The Smile Train, Inc. 

Starfish Aquatics Institute, Inc. 

State Farm Companies Foundation 

Summerland Studio Inc. 

T & C Schwartz Family Foundation 

TRW Foundation 

University of Chicago 

USX Foundation Inc. 

W. W. Grainger, Inc. 

Wells Fargo Bank 

Wisconsin Energy Corporation 
Foundation, Inc. 

Woodland Veterinary Clinic, Ltd. 



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